“It’s like trying to run a clinic on a foundation of quicksand”
By Dave Andrusko
Maryland’s state motto is the Italian proverb “Fatti maschii, parole femine” which roughly translates to “Manly deeds, womanly words.” I’m not sure why but I thought of that when I read an interview abortionists Morgan Nuzzo gave to veteran pro-abortion scribe Sofia Resnick, national reproductive rights reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington D.C.
According to Resnick, Nuzzo, “an advanced practice clinician nurse-midwife, started Partners in Abortion Care in Maryland about a year ago with Dr. Diane Horvath, an OB-GYN who specializes in complex family planning. The clinic is among the few in the country that provides abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy. Abortions that late in pregnancy are rare and often sought because of health risks to the pregnant person or because of a fatal fetal diagnosis.”
“Rare”? A 2013 review in the pro-abortion Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health found “that most abortions done between Weeks 20 and 28 are not “for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment,’” Ramesh Ponnuru writes. “A recent profile of Warren Hern, a doctor who specializes in abortions late [very late] in pregnancy, included his estimate that ‘at least half, and sometimes more, of the women who come to the clinic do not have these diagnoses.’”
Nuzzo is puzzled that unlike what she had anticipated with the end of Roe, there has not been an increase in later abortion. Resnick asks, “Why do you think you’re seeing fewer later abortion patients?”
For starters, there have been protective laws passed or old laws “triggered” by the Dobbs decision. “I wonder, too, it almost feels like there’s a wall in the middle of the United States now that kind of runs from one end to the other of places you can’t get an abortion,” Nuzzo says. “And I wonder if people aren’t finding us because they’re not going to places that refer to us.”
Nuzzo says she sees on average about 10 “patients” a week and when asked what the baby’s average age is responds “Between 20 and 34 [weeks gestation].”
Of course, what is great news to pro-lifers is terrible news for the death peddlers. She’s not wildly optimistic. “‘It’s like trying to run a clinic on a foundation of quicksand,” Nuzzo says.
Another example. Resnick says that she’s “read recently that abortion funds have been getting fewer donations. Has that affected your clinic?”
“Yeah, funds are going dry earlier and earlier each month,” Nuzzo responds
May your fund run complete dry.